Welp – we just went through Polar Vortex Part 2 and had our first chance to peek inside. With fondant in hand we took a little peek and saw that both of the remaining hives froze. The temperature was too cold for too long and the bees, unable to break the cluster to get food starved just inches away from capped honey.
When it warms up a bit more we’ll shake out the frames and get ready to do it again. Time to order more packages!